Deputy Executive Director
As Deputy Executive Director of 92Y, Henry oversees strategic direction, innovation and growth of the world-class cultural and community center.
Since arriving in 2008, Henry has created and produced many major initiatives that leverage technology to broaden the impact of 92Y. Most recently, he created and led the #GivingTuesday movement, which established the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a new day on the holiday-season calendar dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday relied on innovative strategies to launch a grassroots, social-media-based campaign that involved 2500+ partner companies and organizations around the country and reached millions of people nationwide in 2012, its inaugural year.
Henry has also been instrumental in producing the annual Social Good Summit, in partnership with Mashable and the UN Foundation, which has opened up the UN Week conversation to over 120,000 across the world; Rio+ Social, which takes the Social Good Summit to Brazil; the Campaign for the American Conversation, in partnership with Harvard Kennedy School and others, which promotes civil dialogue in innovative ways; a week-long live broadcast of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show; the Conference of Nobel Laureates in partnership with Skype; the State of Style Summit with Stylecaster.com and a daylong celebration of Elie Wiesel, in honor of his 80th birthday.
Henry oversees a unique breadth of programming including 92Y’s legendary talks series (recent guests have included Bono, Jane Goodall, President Clinton, General Petraeus, Tom Cruise, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Bill Gates), the Harkness Dance Center known as “the home of modern dance”, the Unterberg Poetry Center which Ian McEwan called “the best place to give a reading on the planet”, the prestigious Tisch Center for the Arts, the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, the Simon Center for Adult Life, and the renowned 92Y Camps.
He moved to New York City from London, where he was international director for the Louise Blouin Foundation, overseeing the Foundation’s strategy, communications and activities. He led the launch of the Foundation’s flagship event, the annual Global Creative Leadership Summit. Described by the Huffington Post as “an array of truly inspiring women and men from around the globe,” it invites heads of state, Nobel Laureates and CEOs to bring a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach to global issues. Henry also oversaw the launch and development of the Foundation’s new $30 million museum, developed the Foundation’s relationships in China, the Middle East and beyond, and worked on cultural initiatives with the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development.
Earlier in his career, Henry oversaw corporate strategy for Arts & Business, one of HRH The Prince of Wales’ charities, and helped to launch the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. He also ran HRH’s President’s Forum, a network of CEOs. In this capacity, he delivered speeches on culture and corporate responsibility across Europe.
Henry is a US Trustee and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. He is chair of the nominating committee for the RSA’s 2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal.